ESPN’s Keith Olbermann, formerly of MSNBC, went off on a rant about the Super Bowl scandal generated by the winning team’s under inflated footballs that may have given them a game advantage.
May 09 2015
Sep 16 2014
Well, here’s a roundup of Adrian Peterson/NFL news.
First, Cris Carter says exactly what needs to be said:
“My mom did the best job she could do. Raising seven kids by herself. But there are thousands of things that I have learned since then that my mom was wrong. It’s the 21st century. My mom was wrong. She did the best she could, but she was wrong about some of that stuff she taught me. And I promise my kids I won’t teach that mess to them.”
Apparently, Peterson had another son that got the Peterson discipline in much the same way. I’m sure the NFL is looking into it. Not.
Sep 09 2014
Well, finally, albeit with their backs against the wall thanks to TMZ posting the video today, Ray Rice has finally been really sanctioned by the NFL and dumped completely by the Ravens. And several players are speaking out against domestic violence as well.
The National Football League’s handling of a domestic violence case is under renewed scrutiny after a graphic video emerged Monday, leading to the termination of the Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice’s contract and his suspension from the league.
The video shows Rice punching his fiancée, who is now his wife, in the face, leaving her motionless on the floor of a hotel elevator in Atlantic City in February. He then dragged her unconscious body from the elevator.
Previously published video of the altercation was taken from a camera outside the elevator and showed only the moments after Rice hit Palmer. But the emergence of the new video, published by the website TMZ, raised questions about what the N.F.L. knew, and when. A league spokesman said “no one in our office has seen it until today,” but he did not respond to inquiries about whether any of the league’s investigators who do not work in the office had previously seen the video.
Aug 03 2014
Feb 21 2014
At the beginning of February, University of Missouri defensive end, Michael Sam announced that he was gay. The fall out from that was predictable with support coming openly from most of the press and many players, as well as NFL officials. However, there were the usual anonymous “manly men”, expressing the usual homophobic memes about naked men in locker rooms. ESPN’s Keith Olbermann weighed in on the homophobia of the nameless NFL executives and highlighted a fellow sports caster’s criticism of Sam’s spineless detractors.
Michael Sam makes a brave and courageous entrance into the NFL…and he is met by men too weak to stand behind their own words. Keith explains.
Oct 01 2007
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New England @ Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m. edt, ESPN